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Added 6 April, 2020

Travelers set to fly with Etihad will be among the first in the world to check-in for flights using new technology designed to identify medically at-risk travelers. The technology could help to identify those in the early stages of Covid-19. It will be installed at Etihad’s hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport and testing will begin this...

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Added 1 April, 2020

A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and other institutions have released an early version of an app that they claim can determine whether you might have COVID-19, just by analyzing your voice. You can use the COVID Voice Detector now to analyze your own voice for signs of infection, though it comes with a hefty disclaimer that...

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Added 1 April, 2020

McDonald’s has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to acquire technology companies that specialize in artificial intelligence and machine learning. And the fast-food chain has even established a new tech hub in the heart of Silicon Valley — the McD Tech Labs — where a team of engineers and data scientists is working on voice-recognition...

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Added 26 March, 2020

Several products are gaining traction now that the majority of the world's white collar workforce is mostly working from home. These include, Officiser, a fitness tool that encourages movement at your desk; Sentien, an open headset that sends sounds directly to the wearer’s inner ear; a wellbeing app for employees called Living Ashram; and an...

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Added 24 March, 2020

Younger generations, especially, seem to have a bone-deep horror of ever talking on the phone; it’s axiomatic among them that anyone who actually calls you is a grandparent, scammer or psychopath. They would sooner text, email, Skype, FaceTime, Snap, Kik or just get into an experimental matter/energy teleporter and hope for the best than...

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Added 24 March, 2020

To give massively overworked healthcare workers a much-needed break, China is staffing an entire field hospital with robots. The facility, dubbed the Smart Field Hospital, carried out basic screening tasks such as tracking temperature, heart rate and blood oxygen levels, taken care of by robots, courtesy of Beijing-based startup CloudMinds....

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Added 22 March, 2020

A technology company in the city of Hefei, west of Shanghai, has attracted more than 100 orders for its holographic lift buttons as Chinese look for ways to avoid touching surfaces that may harbour the Covid-19 virus. The device works by projecting an image of buttons in the air, and allowing users to “touch” them. The maker, Easpeed, says it...

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Added 10 March, 2020

How can you say goodbye to a loved one who fell victim to a pandemic? The recent and ongoing COVID-19 outbreak has forced those in the funeral business to address some uncomfortable questions. In fact, in a statement to Sky News, the United Kingdom’s National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) said that in the event of a pandemic, memorial...

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Added 8 March, 2020

Telepresence is an important trend for healthcare in 2020. As an administrator and/or physician, you may already use it for remote applications, such as consultations with patients and specialists. But adding robotics as a facet of your telepresence strategy can be a lot easier to implement than it may seem — and a lot less expensive, too....

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Added 27 February, 2020

Newmont, the world’s largest gold miner, announced on Wednesday that its Boddington operation, in Australia, is to become the world’s first open-pit gold mine with an autonomous haul truck fleet once it begins operations in 2021. The move, said the company, will enhance safety and productivity and is also expected to extend the mine’s life by...